Old bomb goes off in Germany


                     Old bombs still a threat to German lives



 The bomb incident happened after drilling during construction work near Donnersbergerbruecke station caused the bomb to go off, police in a statment declared. By Wednesday afternoon, emergency services had departed from the scene and train service had continued their job.

The cause of The explosion was an old aircraft bomb from the war era, said Munich police press officer Carolin Schrott.
    "There is no danger outside the immediate area," police said.


    Meanwhile, further information are not available on the type of bomb involved but munitions dating back to World War II are a very common issue in Germany. Approximately 70 years after the end of the war, 2,000 tons of live bombs, military equipments and munitions are still found in Germany each year,  According to Reuters.
    official statistics depict that roughly 15% of the World War II bombs still active, and in some cases are buried  deep in the ground, some are up to six meters (20 feet) below ground.
      In 2019, the city of Ahlbach, southern Germany, was  awoken  by the sound of a bomb that left a crater 33 feet (10 meters) wide and 13 feet (4 meters) deep in a cornfield. Police later on announced that it was caused by a World War II bomb.
      Despite the time frame since the world, German forces defused an unexploded World War II bomb weighing 1,100 pounds (500 kg) in Berlin in April 2018, and in September 2019 almost the Mjority of Frankfurt residents were immediately evacuated after the plice discovered an unexploded bomb in the area 

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